Do you have enough labor force to achieve maximum capacity and keep your business fully operational?

In our chats with cherry growers and packers worldwide, it’s clear that it is harder than ever to find and keep skilled and reliable workers. As a result of operational constraints, it is difficult to deliver on time and hit your volume goals while maintaining the consistent quality demanded by the market.  Customers do not like surprises and are looking for suppliers they can rely on.

Here are the top challenges you might face, but don’t worry, we’ll also explore the solutions for you.


#1. The pressure of productivity in a competitive market


Feel the pinch of excessive cost per cherry? Efficiency is the name of the game. Everyone is gunning for a slice of the cherry market, and cost savings are crucial. With labor shortages and rising costs, productivity and margins are at risk. Fewer hands mean slower processing and packing, leading to higher costs. When faced with skinny margins, you need to be as cost effective as possible, right?


#2 If you can't deliver, you lose credibility

Can you keep up with all your customer orders? It’s simple - customers are only satisfied when you deliver the expected quantity and quality on time. Unfortunately, labor shortages mean that you and your team are working double-time. Late deliveries? They’re a threat to your reputation, as a reliable supplier, and your revenue.


#3. The race against the clock to ensure quality

Ever run out of time to grade and pack your entire harvest? Grading and packing cherries require a significant amount of labor. With labor shortages in peak seasons, time is never on your side. Pressure leads to errors, and quality suffers. 


Uptime x throughput is key to Success

Automation means huge labor savings, right? Which means that choosing proven and reliable equipment is crucial to maintaining cost reductions over the life of your investment. Efficiency is a numbers game, the highest processing speed combined with maximum system utilization equals the lowest cost per cherry and increased capacity.  To achieve the full benefits of automation, you must have reliable solutions, so invest wisely in a machine that has a track record in terms of uptime and throughput.

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The answer to all your cherry challenges in one: Ellips-Elifab.

Ready to dramatically reduce your dependence on labor, boost production and nail those delivery deadlines?
Meet Ellips-Elifab, the smart choice for cherry growers and packers, this is why: 

#1. Maximize throughput with less labor

You want the best of both worlds. Speed to deliver maximum capacity and accurate defect detection to maintain consistent quality. With the Elifab cherry grading machine (powered with Ellips grading technology), you can sort
cherries at lightning speed without compromising quality. Even those lower quality batches? No worries, Elifab helps you pack more without slowing down. Every cherry counts, every single minute is important. Elifab enables you to deliver maximum capacity, giving your business room to grow and improve on-time deliveries. In addition, the quality of your cherries, no matter their shape or size, is in detail assessed across the entire surface, allowing you to sort them with minimal sorting personnel.  

"In the past, when we received large quantities of fruit with inconsistent quality, we had to analyze them at very low speeds to identify defects. Today, with the help of True-AI, we can maintain high processing speeds, significantly improving throughput."

Javier Contesse | Allegria Foods | Chile

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 Nicolas Carvallo with Javier Contesse - Cherry AI grading @ Allegria Foods Chile

#2. A machine you can rely on

Want a machine that won’t quit on you? Elifab is the most robust and reliable machine on the market which ensures maximum uptime, allowing your operation to keep grading at a fast pace. That way, you can reduce maintenance costs due to a smooth-running machine and durable parts.  Enjoy peace of mind that comes with consistent grading performance and product throughput that ensures that you can meet customer demands on time while seizing opportunities for last-minute orders and favorable pricing. No more awkward conversations about delivery challenges.  


"We have doubled our capacity and we are now grading on average up to 4.5 ton per hour."

Jozef Vozar | Dobre Jablka | Slovakia

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#3. Reduce labor costs and overtime. More time with the family.

Who isn’t struggling to find good employees these days? Automating your sorting process is the answer. In addition to addressing the labor challenge, the Elifab CherryClass significantly cuts labor costs and enables you to redeploy your workforce to other tasks instead of sorting. Say goodbye to turning down last-minute orders. Need to run an extra hour? It takes just a few people to run the line and deliver the cherries. Minimize overtime, spend more time with your family instead of rushing to complete your customer orders. 

"The grading machine represents a significant improvement, effectively minimizing every drop. It handles produce gently and is the fastest grading machine in the industry, enabling you to achieve maximum throughput."

Howard Hansen | Hansen Orchards | Australia

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Revolutionize your cherry business with a guarantee of consistent quality.

Consistent quality is everything. With the powerful Ellips grading technology and Elifab machinery, you can detect the most challenging cherry defects to deliver superior quality. This allows you to achieve maximum returns and the consistent quality desired by your customers. High-quality cherries lead to improved customer satisfaction and loyalty, giving you a competitive advantage in the market.

Ready to revolutionize your business?

  • Maximize throughput with less labor

  • Improve quality consistency

  • Get the most value out of each produce

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